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400% Increase in Texas Parents Opting for Home School

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Homeschoolingby Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

The Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) has seen a nearly 400 percent increase in parents withdrawing their children from public schools in the last six months compared to last year.

In August 2019, THSC reports that it processed withdrawals for 1,044 families. In August 2020, they processed 4,055 withdrawals.

The July increase, THSC says, was a 1,500 percent increase from July 2019.

 The organization was founded to educate and support parents interested in learning about home-schooling to help them determine if it is right for them, and how to begin the process. It provides information about state law, curriculum to choose from, and other materials to help new home-schooling parents.

It also has a free form for parents to fill out to help them withdraw their children currently enrolled in a public school in Texas. Early numbers from this form “indicate an enormous increase in families moving to homeschooling,” THSC says

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